Wang Nam Yen District

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Wang Nam Yen

วังน้ำเย็น
District location in Sa Kaeo Province
District location in Sa Kaeo Province
Coordinates: 13°29′59″N 102°10′55″E / 13.49972°N 102.18194°E / 13.49972; 102.18194Coordinates: 13°29′59″N 102°10′55″E / 13.49972°N 102.18194°E / 13.49972; 102.18194
CountryThailand
ProvinceSa Kaeo
SeatWang Nam Yen
Area
 • Total325.05 km2 (125.50 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total62,059
 • Density190.9/km2 (494/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code27210
Geocode2704

Wang Nam Yen (Thai: วังน้ำเย็น, pronounced [wāŋ ná(ː)m jēn]) is a district (amphoe) in the southern part of Sa Kaeo Province, eastern Thailand.

History[edit]

In 1971 the government built a new road connecting Chanthaburi Province with Sa Kaeo Province. Then the people from Ban Tha Ta Si and Ban Nong Prue moved to establish a new village along the new road in the area. They named the new village Ban Wang Nam Yen after their important water resource. It was upgraded to Tambon Wang Nam Yen of Sa Kaeo District in 1975. 1 On December 1976 the minor district (king amphoe) Wang Nam Yen was created, consisting of the three tambons Wang Nam Yen, Wang Sombun, and Ta Lang Nai.[1] Wang Nam Yen was upgraded to a full district on 1 April 1983.[2]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Khao Chakan, Watthana Nakhon, Khlong Hat, and Wang Sombun of Sa Kaeo Province and Tha Takiap of Chachoengsao Province.

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into four sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 69 villages (mubans). Wang Nam Yen is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers tambon Wang Nam Yen. There are a further three tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Wang Nam Yen วังน้ำเย็น 18 21,598
3. Ta Lang Nai ตาหลังใน 14 12,882
5. Khlong Hin Pun คลองหินปูน 15 9,492
6. Thung Maha Charoen ทุ่งมหาเจริญ 22 18,087

Missing numbers are tambon which now form Wang Sombun District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง แบ่งท้องที่อำเภอสระแก้ว จังหวัดปราจีนบุรี ตั้งเป็นกิ่งอำเภอวังน้ำเย็น (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 93 (148 ง): 3598. November 30, 1976.
  2. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาตั้งอำเภอเทพสถิต อำเภอวังน้ำเย็น อำเภอเนินมะปราง อำเภอสวนผึ้ง และอำเภอเสนางคนิคม พ.ศ. ๒๕๒๖ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 100 (50 ก special): 10–12. March 31, 1983.

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